Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The worry and stress of accident injuries can interfere with your ability to heal, which is why our Horry County personal injury lawyers focus on removing the anxiety and trauma associated with each of client’s accidents, so they can concentrate on what is important: getting their quality of life back on track.
We will handle the details surrounding your financial recovery options, so all communication with the negligent party’s insurance company is handled through our office, so you are never intimidated by their representatives or legal team.
Our end-to-end personal injury solutions allow our clients to focus on their futures with confidence.
Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Attorneys at David W. Martin Law Group
Our Myrtle Beach personal injury attorney practice areas include:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accident
- Dog Bites
- Slip & Fall
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Medical Malpractice
- Sexual Abuse
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death
South Carolina Traffic Accidents and Shared Fault Rules
If you have been involved in a traffic accident in Myrtle Beach, you know that the finger-pointing about who was at fault for the collision will begin right away.
In most personal injury cases, the negligent party’s insurance company will work hard to establish that you, too, were somehow at fault for the collision, to minimize the settlement amount they are willing to offer.
South Carolina operates under a comparative negligence rule, which states that the amount of compensation you are entitled to will be reduced by the amount for which you were at fault.
Simply put, if the insurance company can prove you were 30% at-fault for the collision with their policyholder, you will only be entitled to 70% of the damages. If the total amount of damages was $30,000, and you were 30% at-fault, that percentage will be deducted from the settlement, so you would only be entitled to receive $21,000.
That is true for:
- Automobile Accidents in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The South Carolina Traffic Collision Fact Book states that one person is injured in a traffic accident every 9.1 minutes in our state.
If you have been hurt in a traffic collision, contact our car accident lawyers in Myrtle Beach to learn about your financial recovery options, even if you were partially at-fault for the collision.
- Truck Accidents in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Traffic accidents involving semi-trucks and commercial vehicles accounted for 84 fatal injuries in South Carolina, and another 1,121 injuries last year.
Semi-truck accidents are complex and can include several parties that may have had a hand in the negligence that led to the collision, including the truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer, or another third-party — including the cargo loaders or maintenance company.
Our skilled truck accident lawyers in Myrtle Beach will sort through the crash evidence, including the truck’s maintenance records, and the driver’s background and driving records, to determine where the fault lies, so we can put together a strong case to pursue the financial recovery our client deserves.
- Motorcycle Accidents in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Last year there were 141 motorcycle accident fatalities and another 1,157 injuries in South Carolina.
Motorcycle accidents can lead to severe injuries that require long-term care and time away from work. You should not have to face those expenses without a customized legal plan that will hold the negligent party responsible for your complete financial recovery.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Myrtle Beach will provide the confidence you need to pursue a claim against the insurance company, so you can focus on your care.
- Bicycle Accidents in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
There were 23 bicycle accident fatalities, and scores of injuries that occurred in traffic accidents in South Carolina last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
These traffic collisions cause serious injuries that can change our clients’ lives going forward, which is why our bicycle accident lawyers in Myrtle Beach will come to you to discuss your complete recovery needs, so there is no stress associated with creating real-time solutions for your injuries.
Pedestrian Accidents in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
In South Carolina, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 2.2 days, totaling 168 fatalities last year. Another 712 pedestrians were injured over that same time.
If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, our personal injury lawyer in Myrtle Beach will reconstruct the collision by partnering with our accident specialists, so we can present clear evidence that the negligent party was at-fault for your traumatic loss.
- Boating Accidents in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Last year there were over 150 boating accidents in South Carolina last year that resulted in 13 deaths. In Myrtle Beach, boating is a popular pastime, visitors can charter a sailboat, take a Casino cruise, rent a catamaran, powerboat, or even a simple johnboat to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean from the inside out.
Residents can also take advantage of these boating opportunities, but many have access to boats of their own and must contend with inexperienced boaters who are vacationing.
What’s more, is both residents and visitors continue to consume alcohol while boating, which is equally as dangerous as getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.
If you have been injured on the water, contact our boat accident attorneys in Myrtle Beach to learn who can be held accountable for your financial recovery, so you are not left paying your injury expenses on your own.
Myrtle Beach Premises Liability Injuries Are More Common Than You Think
Myrtle Beach is home to around 34,000 people but hosts over 20 million visitors each year who flock to our city to enjoy the sun, surf, golf, and thousands of dining and entertainment venues that allow our economy to thrive.
When negligence plays a role in how these businesses operate, including the countless hotels, inns, and swimming pools in use throughout the season, people can get hurt in a slip, trip, and fall accidents that cause severe injuries.
Our slip and fall lawyers in Myrtle Beach know how often these accidents can occur, and how severe the outcomes can be when our residents are subjected to dangerous premises. We can help build your case against the person, company, or corporate entity that caused your injuries, so you can pursue the financial support you need to get through these difficult circumstances.
- Dog Bites and Attacks in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Another common premises liability injury occurs during dog bites and attacks in Myrtle Beach.
Fortunately, our strict liability laws for dog bite and attack cases allow our personal injury lawyers in Myrtle Beach to pursue the dog’s owner for the financial recovery our clients need for medical care, lost wages, and miscellaneous expenses caused by the dog’s bite even when the dog has never displayed hostility before.
Dedicated Abuse, Negligent & Malpractice Lawyers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Many personal injuries hit at the heart of our law firm’s purpose. At David W. Martin Law Group, our personal injury attorneys in Myrtle Beach focus on providing solutions for individuals and families who have suffered unimaginable abuse or negligence.
Our Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyers compassionately represent clients who have suffered from:
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Sexual Abuse
- Medical Malpractice
We concentrate on providing legal solutions that allow our clients to heal physically, emotionally, and financially, so they can focus on confidently moving forward. s
Skilled Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach is more than a tourist destination and is home to large businesses that focus on aerospace, manufacturing, technology, healthcare, marine, and corporate headquarters.
No matter the type of business, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage when they have four or more employees to protect those who may be injured at work. Unfortunately, the complex nature of workers’ compensation can make recovery difficult for even our most injured clients.
That’s where our Myrtle Beach workers’ compensation attorneys step in. We will review your injury claim and pursue the insurance company for the financial coverage you deserve for your at-work injuries, so you can focus on your medical care while taking the time you need away from work.
What If I Lost a Loved One to Negligence? Can the David W. Martin Law Group Help?
If you have lost a loved one to negligence during a traffic collision, medical malpractice, or from an at-work accident – our wrongful death attorneys in Myrtle Beach will review the facts of your case, so you are aware of your eligibility and the details required to pursue a case against the negligent party.
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Bluffton, South Carolina for a Consultation Today
Getting hurt in an accident caused by a negligent party can turn your life upside down. With help from our personal injury lawyers in Myrtle Beach, your injuries do not have to define you. Contact our Myrtle Beach personal injury attorneys at David W. Martin Law Group by calling (803) 548-2468 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case today and learn how we can redefine your future.
Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Attorney FAQs
I Was Too Hurt to Record Any Details from My Crash. Do I Have a Case?
Every personal injury case is unique, which means our car accident attorneys in Myrtle Beach are prepared to review any circumstances that led to your collision – even when you were too hurt to take down any details on your own. Usually, when there is a severe car accident, law enforcement officials and emergency medical crews will respond to the crash and provide a full account of what they believe happened. The same is true for witnesses at the scene. They will typically provide details of what they saw. We will track down the details of your crash, while you focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
How Long Does a Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Case Take?
Since each personal injury case is unique, the time that elapses from filing the claim through completion will be determined by the severity of your injuries and our demands for the insurance company. When we can negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf, the outcome will be quicker than taking your case to trial. While no personal injury lawyer can provide an accurate end date for each case, we can keep you updated during each step of the process and provide a timeline that will allow you to keep track of the case’s legal status.
What If I Was Injured by an Uninsured Motorist in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, our state law requires that all drivers purchase both liability insurance and uninsured motorist coverage. If you are in an accident with someone who does not have insurance coverage, we have one of two options to pursue financial recovery. First, we may personally pursue the driver for your personal injury needs. If he or she does not have any assets worth pursuing, we can pursue your personal insurance coverage for your financial needs.